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Edward James is Professor of Medieval History at University College Dublin. He won the University of California's Eaton Prize for his book Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century (1994) and a Hugo Award for (jointly) editing The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction. He co-wrote, with Farah Mendlesohn, A Short History of Fantasy (2009) and he has co-edited a number of other books, all of them essay collections, with Farah Mendlesohn and others. One of these is the first and only academic book on Terry Pratchett, called Terry Pratchett: Guilty of Literature (first edition 2000, shortlisted for a Hugo Award in 2001). He is currently working on book-length studies of Gregory of Tours and Lois McMaster Bujold.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Fantasy literature, English -- History and criticism.
Fantasy literature, American -- History and criticism.
Fantasy literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Fantasy literature -- Appreciation.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. -- bisacsh